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There are a number of ensembles which perform regularly on period instruments. The same compositions they play, whether arranged for modern instruments or for different ensembles, are adapted depending on the current need or the arranger's own interests. For that matter, lots of music is "borrowed" (violas, a clarinetist is looking at you) to be played ...


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Arranging and transcribing is not uncommon, for reasons such as, for example: Sometimes (although not, I think, not in the case of Mozart), we are not sure what instrument the piece was written for, so different instruments that seem to suit the piece well may be used. A well known example of this case is Bach's The Art of the Fugue, for which there has ...


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from experience the best way is to just keep playing on top of the blisters, don't pop them, they eventually become callouses. When I started playing steel string At school I didn't have a pick so I just kept playing and I had to learn to strum with my nails So I didn't get the dreaded blister on the tip of my thumb. My first guitar was a nylon string so I ...


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Looking at the Service Manual (easy to find on the web using Google), disassembling and reassembling the keyboard isn't particularly difficult, though it might need a special tool (described as a "thin metal plate" in the manual) to remove the keys from the key frame. Note that you will also need enough "bench space" to take the complete key frame out of the ...


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There are a few issues here. Let's start with notation: Many instruments are written in concert pitch. This means that, if you write a C, that instrument will play a C. The (standard) flute and timpani are concert-pitch instruments. Other instruments are pitched in a particular key; hence a B-flat Clarinet and B-flat trumpet, if playing a written C, will ...


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It seems there is a large recorder making community, with a vast and very useful set of resources here. There are some links to technical plans, however a lot of them are for alto recorder rather than tenor, and even more still are stored on microfiche in libraries and not accessible online. Having said that: This PDF has a graph detailing bore diameters ...


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This is almost entirely down to tradition - early guitars used similar construction to equivalent instruments - lutes, violins etc all had that slot mechanism for the tuning pegs, where you have a slightly tapered tuning peg that is pushed into the hole to tighten. Obviously, with more recent technology, tuning pegs with worm gear mechanism have removed the ...



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